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The Madhatter

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    Sci-Fi, modern jets, automobiles, ships, tanks, long walks on the beach......

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  1. thanks guys. This is on hold for a short time while I finish off another project (I needed a break from the SD to be honest) However, when I pick this up again in a few weeks, it should see some paint, so at least there will be something different to styrene chips and resin bits to look at
  2. I had the camera out today for other things and decided today is a good a day as any to take a couple of update shots. I'm not as far along as I would have liked but I had the spare time. I'm almost finished the top. I just have to finish the edging and then the top will be considered done. I test fitted the bridge to the body to make sure I could. There are definitely going to be fitting issues but nothing some super glue won't take care of. Looks like I'll also have to add some more details once the body has been glued together to help tie in the areas better. This adds to the ever compounding issue of painting first or not (first world problems....) Anyways, that's all the pics I took but thanks for looking in. Si
  3. Thanks Janne! I'm almost done with the top side surface detailing and will be posting an update soon. Im still undecided about painting first then adding the FO or the other way around. Currently leaning towards paint first.
  4. Thanks very much for the appreciation guys. I have managed to get a fair bit done over the past few days but won't be posting an update until I have finished the detailing on the whole top surface. Mind you, there's not much left to do but it'll be a few weeks until I'm done. Thankyou both though for posting your thoughts. Im glad to hear someone's wife is impressed with the work im doing! Wish I had the same level of support
  5. thanks Ray. The picture you would like would be pretty easy to take as its just strip styrene and some ship kit parts. I will take a "group shot" of the work bench which will show you all the bits and pieces
  6. So, I have managed to get most of the starboard sidewalls and roof parts detailing done with only 3 left to go. Then it'll be time to blend in the walls to the surface and add some other stuff around - then the last part of the top side surface detailing will be over. I'm still deciding if I will paint first then add the fiber or vice versa. I'm leaning toward paint first because I just think it'd be too hard to be able to trim off fibers without damaging the paint work but shuddering at time it'll take to do it like that. No pain no gain right? Anyway, here's some pics of where I am at currently That's it for now, but as always, thanks for stopping in and having a look Si
  7. Looks awesome Ray! I like that 3 tier grey scheme much more than solid.
  8. hi guys quick update. I've finished with the top side of the nose section for now and won't be adding any more surface detail to it until it's joined to the rear section. I'll be moving on the the main superstructure sidewalls and finish those off plus the roof sections and then add the last of the surface detail to the right side. Sorry for worktop pictures, but I couldn't be bothered getting out the photo tent tonight - too much effort It's current rest place: Well, that's it for now but as always, thanks for stopping in and having a look Till next time Si
  9. That's certainly a unique ship. Could be detrimental if it got shot in the engine though. The lighting is simple but really effective. Not over bright or out of scale. Great work all round!
  10. cool subject Ray! I like what you've done with it so far mate. Looks really good One day I should bust out my Gunship version of this bird. I will enjoy watching you build yours in the mean time 🙂 Got a scheme in mind?
  11. Hi everyone - happy new year! Hope we all managed to get some bench time in. I know I didn't So I have not long gotten back from holidays and decided it was high time I expended some time into this project. To be honest, I spent a lot of time thinking about this build and the things I could add and by the end of it, was busting to start back onto it. Also, finally, I have settled on the base layout and how it's going to be displayed. It'll look pretty wicked if I get it right. BTW, does anyone know of a way to bend brass tube to an angle of 90 degrees whilst still maintaining the structural integrity of the tube itself, as in, not collapse in on itself? So, I got home and promptly got bored of detailing the main body so I decided to move onto something else for a while. In this instance, I chose the top nose piece to play with. Better than my own one right? Zvezda have created these rather large, blank protrusions from the top surface which just look like blocks. They appear to have no function what so ever. They're just sit there like a zit. Can't have that, can we now. So, dress it up with some strip shelves, add some various piping and you have something much more interesting. I'll even try to stick in a fiber optic or 2. There's just some more plates to add then I'll look at the undersides of those edges and add some detail to those as there are woefully lacking. Then it'll be back to the main body and finish that off before moving onto the bottom half. Anyway, here's where I currently stand: And I just couldn't help myself, and took a pic which it joined up - just to remind myself of how big this ship is of course Well, that's all I have for now, but I will be back in a while once the nose is done. As always, thanks for sticking around and having a look Si
  12. So it's finished then? If so, where are more pics?? 😍
  13. I've pondered getting this kit but can't swallow the price tag that comes with it. Its great to see one being built though and I will be tuning in for sure Hows the fit looking?
  14. Well, I'm just glad to hear your in good health! Its awesome to see you back here again and I look forward to seeing your next build! As for the SD, im yet to go back to it but I shall be returning to it soon
  15. Jesse!!! Mate, great to see you back on the forums again! You've been missed Hope your well? What have you been up to for the past 4 years or so?
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